31100 - Capital Fund

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Capital Budget & Improvement Program

The Planning Department has worked in cooperation with the Mayor, Finance Director, and Department and Division Heads in the preparation of the proposed FY 2024 Capital Budget and the FY 2024 through FY 2028 Capital Improvement Program. Each year, the Planning Department solicits Capital Budget funding requests for the upcoming fiscal year beginning November 1 and compiles an inventory of recommended capital improvements across the City for the five-fiscal-year period beginning at the same time. The result is the attached Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Master List, compiled from all of the City Department budget submissions, and ranked by department priorities for FY 2024 through FY 2028.



FY2024 Capital Proposed Budget Detail


The Planning Department has worked with the Mayor, the Finance Director, and Department Heads to determine an initial Capital Budget for FY 2024. Accordingly, the Planning Department offers the Planning Board the following guidance regarding the Board’s recommendation to the Mayor and City Council on Capital funding for FY-2024.


FIRE DEPARTMENT: Final Lease Payments for Ladder Truck - $209,775

This funding is for the final lease payment for the new ladder truck which is due in 2024.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Replacement of Rescue 3 - $450,000

This purchase is to replace the current frontline Rescue 3 which was purchased in 2004. The existing rescue is 19-years old and has exceeded both industry standard frontline and reserve timelines and is beyond its serviceable life.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Public Art - $50,000

These funds are used for public art improvements and installations as well as the cost of pieces of art from artists.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Bucket Truck - $90,000

This purchase is to replace the existing bucket truck which is over 20 years old and has aged past its useful life. This truck is used for improvements throughout the city including installation of flags, painting and repair of city buildings, and traffic light repairs.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: JetVac Truck - $140,000

This purchase is to replace the existing JetVac truck that is beyond repair. The cost of repairing the existing truck would be more than purchasing a pre-owned truck. This truck maintains the city storm water system by cleaning underground utility pipes and removing debris within the storm water collection system.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Roll Off Truck - $130,000

This purchase is to replace the existing roll off truck that is used to transport large dumpsters of scrap metal, recycled plastic, and yard debris to Rhode Island Resource Recovery.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Salt Brine System - $70,000

This purchase is for salt brine storage inserts for the existing city dump truck fleet. These tanks will supplement prior years salt brine system capital equipment to enable salt brine application.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Equipment Trailer - $25,000

This purchase is to replace the existing equipment trailer used to transport the Highway Department bobcat and mini excavator. The existing trailer is over 15 years old and consistently requires repair.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Tree Planting - $50,000

This funding is to purchase and install trees for city-wide tree planting initiatives to meet the City’s goal of planting 200 trees per year.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: 3500 Dump Truck - $75,000

This purchase replaces an existing dump truck that is beyond repair and is past its useful life.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: - Plow Truck with Sander - $90,000

This purchase will add a vehicle to the Public Buildings fleet to assist in snow removal events and for use in day to day maintenance operations.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Van - $35,000

This purchase is to replace the existing van used by the custodians. The existing vehicle used by custodians to transport trash and equipment is in disrepair and past its useful life.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Council Chamber Upgrades - $65,000

This project will make maintenance repairs to the City Council chamber inside City Hall. Improvements for this project include repairs to the back wall, repairing water damage, and replacing the carpet and upgrading the public seating.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Conference Room Upgrades - $30,000

This funding is to upgrade the audio-visual equipment in conference rooms throughout City Hall.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - REFUSE RECYCLING DIVISION: Trash Compaction Units - $80,000

This funding is to purchase trash compaction units that will be added to heavily frequented public parks to eliminate loose litter and collect trash more efficiently.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - REFUSE RECYCLING DIVISION: Roll Off Container - $15,000

This purchase is to replace the existing roll off container used for electronic recycling. The existing roll off container can no longer be repaired.

SENIOR CENTER: 14 Passenger Bus - $110,000

This funding is to purchase a 14-seat vehicle for transporting seniors to and from the senior center. The vehicle will include a wheelchair lift.

RECREATION: 20 Passenger Mini Bus - $70,000

This funding is to replace a current recreation mini bus that is aging out of its useful life.

RECREATION: Storage Unit - $2,079

This funding is to purchase a storage unit to provide a secure location for recreation supplies. This new storage unit will also free up space inside the recreation center for programming.

IT: Cybersecurity Audit - $40,000

This funding is to complete the required forensic Cybersecurity Audit. This cybersecurity audit will include all city services.